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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
State lawmakers face many transportation investment challenges during their 2020 legislative sessions, including the distraction of their own reelection campaigns. Four states do not have regular sessions in 2020, and six others meet for less than two months. Several states that began transportation investment campaigns [...]
By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) June 28 signed a bill into law that appropriates $700 million from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill settlement to transportation construction projects across the state. Projects to receive funding under the new law include: I-49 North [...]
The Pennsylvania Turnpike April 30 announced it is nearly $11 billion in debt and faces a catastrophic funding crisis if it continues payments to the Pennsylvania Transportation Department (PennDOT). The Turnpike has borrowed almost $1 billion every year, nearly half of which PennDOT uses to [...]
Don’t Miss Our Free April 29 Webinar on State Campaign Success Strategies. Three advocates will share their experiences managing multi-year campaigns, harnessing public and legislative will to revisit the issue, and passing multiple bills to address their states’ shortfalls. Attendees will learn how to reach out to lawmakers [...]
In the southeast… Alabama Sen. Pro Tem Del Marsh (R- District 12) Nov. 28 stated that the legislature would likely consider increasing the state gas tax during the 2019 legislative session. The Association of County Commissions of Alabama reported July 20 that a new gas [...]
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) Dec. 11 called on lawmakers to increase transportation funding in 2019, including raising the state gas tax and fees on fuel-efficient vehicles. Read More>> Several Illinois local leaders, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Dec. 11 suggested a state gas [...]